(Topic ID: 237296)

Pinball seller scam, Plusecon


By Atari1977

49 days ago



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#1 49 days ago

I've been looking for a Hokus Pokus machine for a bit, have had a few come along but am holding out for a nice one, and recently got a message from user Plusecon. Now the account had been registered about a day ago and the message asked me to email someone else, so I was skeptical but I've also received tips from other people about this machine before that were legit.

Anyway, sent the email to see what would happen and got the following message back, screenshots attached

"Harrison - Thanks for writing. Apologies for the delay in response. I just got a chance to check my mail. Yes, I have a 1970’s Vintage Bally Hokus Pokus Pinball Machine for sale. It is in great and working condition other than some minor things that need to be replaced. All the bulbs works perfectly. It is a free play machine. Price is $675 plus Walmart fee, price includes shipping. I'm in South Carolina and will ship via UPS. What is your complete shipping address?"

Checked google and all his pictures came from a sold listing on offerup. So between that and somehow shipping a machine via UPS, I'm pretty sure there's a scammer going through the wanted listings here. Did reply asking for a picture of the side of the machine, see how they deal with that since there wasn't one in the listing on offerup.

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#2 49 days ago

Be sure and report it to the moderators so they can ban the account.

#3 49 days ago

100% scam.

Notes from foreign scammers are typically easy to spot. There is an odd cadence to them, certain phrases that are grammatically correct but odd to native speakers.

Just mess with him at this point. Ask for all kinds of bizarre stuff and report back.

#4 49 days ago

Yep, scammer. Thanks for reporting it. The account has been blocked.

#5 47 days ago

I recently had the exact exchange as written above. The only things changed were the item and price.
When I asked for pictures, I was sent pictures of something entirely unrelated. Total scam.

#6 47 days ago

What's a walmart fee? LOL

#7 47 days ago
Quoted from poppapin:

What's a walmart fee? LOL

Walmart has a money transfer service, which they charge a fee for.

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